Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The True Gentleman

Originally written by John Walter Wayland in 1899, this has been adopted by SAE fraternity and the US Naval Academy. Pretty good words to live by!

"The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe."


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1 comments:

Leighton said...

Hey, KIM!
Curious, as an SAE pledge in 1976 at UGA..where you stumbled on this..and what the context was?
Leighton

TILLMAN ONE YEAR OLD!!!!!
I LOVE "THAT NAME"!
WE BLESS HIM IN JESUS'S NAME!
Leighton & Trica:)